Siemens Gamesa and Vestas close with the rest of India

Unlike other countries in the midst of a lockdown, the wind sector has currently not received dispensation to maintain production in the world's second-largest wind turbine manufacturing nation, where all factories are closed.

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One of the wind industry's largest production machines has sputtered to a halt. At midnight Monday, India's government ordered a full public curfew, which also applies to factories that make blades, nacelles and wind turbine components, Siemens Gamesa and Vestas confirm in communication with EnergyWatch.

"The government of India has announced a 21-day lockdown across the country to curtail the spread of the virus. Considering the situation, operations at our manufacturing facilities at Mamandur, Redhills, Nellore, and Halol will be suspended during the 21-day lockdown period," the German-Spanish OEM tells EnergyWatch in a brief message.

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